§ 22-2401 Arrest by law enforcement officer
§ 22-2401a Jurisdiction; law enforcement officers; tribal law enforcement agency, liability insurance required, when; university police officers; TAG and horsethief reservoir benefit district law enforcement officers
§ 22-2402 Stopping of suspect
§ 22-2403 Arrest by private person
§ 22-2404 Arrest by law enforcement officer from another jurisdiction
§ 22-2405 Method of arrest
§ 22-2406 Release by officer of person arrested
§ 22-2407 Assisting law enforcement officer
§ 22-2408 Notice to appear
§ 22-2409 Crimes committed by corporations
§ 22-2410 Expungement of arrest records; docket fee; disclosure limited upon filing of petition
§ 22-2411 Arrest powers of federal law enforcement officers

Terms Used In Kansas Statutes > Chapter 22 > Article 24

  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Property: includes personal and real property. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.